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An upholstered ottoman just might be one of the most versatile pieces of furniture in your home: Use it as extra seating for guests, add a tray to turn it into a cocktail table, or just prop up your feet after a long day. With their simple, clean lines and generous scale, these classic English-inspired ottomans are practical but beautiful—keep reading to see 12 of our very favorites.
By Thomas Pheasant, available through a designer. bakerfurniture.com.
Fulton Cocktail Ottoman
Available through a designer. highlandhousefurniture.com.
Buttoned Box Stool
Available through a designer. davidseyfried.com.
Bexley Cocktail Ottoman with Upholstered Top
Available through a designer. hickorychair.com.
Marie Louise Ottoman
Available through a designer. verellen.biz.
Available through a designer. howelondon.com.
Available through a designer. robertkime.com.
Medium Stool Tapered Leg Ottoman
Available through a designer. georgesherlock.com.
Nickey Kehoe Rectangular Ottoman
Upholstered 'Platform' Ottoman
By Rose Uniacke, $4,321. roseuniacke.com.